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doing well and running their plants at full capacity. obviously helped from sales in the united states and china. and then you have the latins, french and italians facing substantial issues of sales and excess capacity. fiat closed a factory in siscil, but that was done at financial costs. >> as an investor, all the political pressure to stay in italy comes potentially at what might be in the company's best interests longer term. >> i think will is really the issue. i think one of the quid pro quo for closing the plant in sicily was to actually at least bring more production back into italy from poland and this is the new one they started producing at the beginning of the year and they already announced short time working so it's still not selling. >> is that reflective of concerns in europe or does it scare with what we heard out of daimler which was talk about slowing europe and china sales trends. >> daimler and mercedes specifically highlighted problems in southern europe. that plays into fiat's main market. >> and meanwhile journalist who had the story we're talking about fiat now
as well as in the united states. >> markets saying these figures point to eurozone contraction of 0.5% in qe. what's your outlook? >> it's in line with our numbers. we think for the full year the eurozone contracts at 0.4% rate, so not far off what you suggested and that seems to be consistent with the underlying data coming in. no real revisions just yet but we'll watch and wait. >> what about 2013, is that a year -- 2012 we see europe broadly contracting. what about 2013? >> a lot hinges on the global environment. hinges on whether the u.s. can slowly grow and maybe grow a bit faster. whether china can begin to pick up steam. external stories can be critical for europe. >> larry will stay with us. let's check in and check out market reaction. >> one hour into european trading session. 73 declining outpacers. ftse 100 down 1.5% yesterday. down 0.5%. dragged yesterday by u.s. disappointing. the xet ra dax down 0.3%. ibex down after a good rise in july. keep your eye on bond rates. yesterday we had a nice rally in spain on two-year. ten-year, 6.62%. that's slightly higher on the sess
in france, germany, the uk and the bae largest customer, the united states. so where do we go from here? katherine boyle joins us, she's been writing about this online. a very good morning to you. let's talk about the impediments to something getting done. which is the biggest one in your opinion? >> well, i don't think you're going to see much political interference actually because i've heard from sources that in fact the main government evolved in the european side have all been consulted off the record and have given the nod. of course that didn't mean that there aren't other governments that could cause some trouble. as you mentioned, be have boeing, but we also have lockheed martin and northrup who are even bigger players in the defense market. >> and it raises the question is it a bigger deal for civilian air space market or defense. and obviously it's defense. >> the u.s. defense market which is still the world's biggest by several multiples. and why there's been a lot of noise about saudi arabia and china and other countries which are sort of bunch onin burgeoni. >> they need t
bag. i mean, the math is done a little bit differently in the united states, you having done a ph.d. at harvard. they are taking care of the problem, aren't they? they are in the process? >> well, they are talking about it. i don't think they are doing any meaningful things, because in the u.s. political system, you really have to have the president, the white house, and the congress working together. and currently, the two parties are not even talking the same language oftentimes. so i do hope whatever the outcome of the presidential election in the u.s., the two parties, the administration and the parliament, the congress should work together. >> yeah, their philosophies are farther apart than ever. it's two different americas. what are you saying then? you're saying with the prospect of still a possible qe3, that a serious debasement of the dollar devaluation -- almost like a deliberate devaluation of the dollar is going to enter the conversation here? is that what you're alluding to? >> no. what i'm saying is the u.s. financial crisis is a monumental, historical event. the con
has been happening this morning? those viewers in the united states waking up, why are the apple workers in paris upset? >> for the last week, they've been extremely it is grunt he willed. all over the french media, they've been meeting with different management, complaining, in pact one of them was quoted as saying working at apple is like working in a coal mine. they've been complaining that they have to work longer hours than what they're paid for, that they don't get any commissions uneven though they're under constant pressure to sell. they're monitored by cameras in the stores and looking for things like a 13th month of pay as a bonus, higher pay and water fountains in the store. some of these things are standards for french workers, but they're complaining that apple has been extremely resistant to provide them these things. in fact they say they've been fighting for three years for the 13th month of pay. so at the end of yesterday, there was a sort of last resort meeting at which it was decided that these issues would be revisited before the end of the year, that the comp
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